New gTLD Delegations Continue, First City TLD Activated - The activation of new generic Top Level Domains continues. As of January 3, 82 new gTLDs have been delegated into the root zone, an increase of 47 since December 10. Included in the most recent batch is the first city gTLD, .wien, for the Austrian capital Vienna.
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- In "Think ICANN Will End Up Rolling in New gTLD Cash? Think Again!", Stéphane Van Gelder summarizes ICANN's income and expenses to date from the New gTLD Program, and describes prospects for a surplus. Van Gelder's analysis is based on ICANN's quarterly financial report for July through September, 2013.
- "The Global War for Internet Governance", a new book by Laura DeNardis.
- In "Internet Governance Outlook 2014: Good News, Bad News, No News?", Wolfgang Kleinwächter describes three scenarios for the global Internet governance ecosystem during the coming year, and the main negotiation channels that will be used.
- The .eu registry EURid has issued its Q3 2013 progress report. During the quarter, the number of .eu registrations decreased slightly by 3051 names to 3.70 million.
- AusRegistry has been reappointed as the registry operator for Australia's .au domain.